Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
Big Spring Little League is now holding open registrations for all age groups. The league ‚ÄĒ which is the largest per capita in the United States with over 670 participants last year ‚ÄĒ has undergone some minor changes this season.
The age range has been expanded to 4-16 years. Previously, the cut-off was 15 years old. There will also be a new division for 13-year-old kids.
It took the Lady Steers (16-14, 4-4) over five minutes to score during Tuesday's meeting with No. 17 Abilene Wylie. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs seemed as if they couldn't miss a shot, outscoring Big Spring 32-5 in the first half.
With about four minutes remaining before halftime, a fire alarm was tripped, halting the action for about 10 minutes. It was just a false alarm, but unfortunately for Big Spring it didn't interrupt Wylie's rhythm. The Lady Bulldogs went home with their perfect District 4-3A record intact after a 60-24 blowout win.
The Steers kept their chance of earning a postseason berth alive Friday with a 67-43 rout of visiting Snyder.
Less than a minute into the game, Tyler Graves put up four points and Tavaris Walker registered his first two points of the outing, putting BSHS up 6-0.
Looking dominant on defense, the Steers forced three straight turnovers ‚ÄĒ all of which turned into points.
Snyder was unable to put together a meaningful rally, as BSHS led the Tigers from start to finish.
SWEETWATER ‚ÄĒ The Steers have struggled since district play began, but they may have turned a corner Tuesday as Big Spring defeated the Mustangs 49-39 to pick up its first 4-3A victory.
After a hard-fought loss to Greenwood last Friday, the win came in a timely manner for BSHS Head Coach Cliff Thompson.
‚ÄúWe carried over the momentum from the Greenwood game,‚ÄĚ Thompson said. ‚ÄúWe executed well and we shot the ball well and played good defense.‚ÄĚ
Ty Sealy and Tyler Graves each put up 13 points for the Steers, while Tavaris Walker had nine.
The Lady Hawks (13-7, 1-3) had an opening on the schedule due to a cancellation by Mountain View Junior College, so HC Head Women's Basketball Coach Earl Diddle took advantage of Southwest Texas Junior College's visit to the area and set up a game with the Cowgirls.
‚ÄúWe had a chance to play since they were up here on the SWCID capus,‚ÄĚ Diddle said. ‚ÄúIt worked out well. They have a good team ‚ÄĒ they play other WJCAC teams as well ‚ÄĒ this late in the year, it's better than a practice and we were able to accomplish a lot of things.‚ÄĚ
The Steers may have fallen to 0-3 in District 4-3A play Friday at Steer Gym, but they still gave the fans their money's worth during the 54-49 loss to Greenwood.
Big Spring started off strong, outscoring the Rangers 15-9 in the first quarter. Greenwood mounted an attack and went on a 15-6 run in the second period, including a three-point shot which gave them the lead four minutes before the halfway mark. The Steers went into the locker room at the break down 26-21.
FORSAN ‚ÄĒ The Buffaloes evened their district record to 1-1 (11-8 overall) with a 57-46 win over visiting Plains on Friday.
Dillon Bagnall led FHS with 14 points, while Kade Fannin had 10, Aric Hernandez nine and Tyler Evans eight.
‚ÄúThe guys came back from an early deficit by staying focused,‚ÄĚ Forsan Head Coach Gary Huckabee said. ‚ÄúWe had some really good support from the bench. It was a very important win for us, it got us back on track in district play.‚ÄĚ
The Buffs will travel to Seagraves on Tuesday.
The crowd at Steer Gym on Friday wasn't happy with the officiating late in the game, which drew boos from Big Spring natives who thought a couple of traveling calls were omitted for Lubbock Cooper, while the Steers were being unfairly called for fouls.
In the end, the Pirates held on to defeat the Steers 59-51.
Cooper's Brent Carlson made 14-of-18 free throws during the game and the Pirates never relinquished the lead.
After a see-saw first half, the Steers found themselves trailing by 12 with under three minutes to play in the third stanza.